Worker’s Compensation for Injured Construction Employees

Chicago Workplace Accident Attorneys

 

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Construction sites are filled with dangerous equipment and heavy machinery. Moreover, construction workers often perform their jobs in precarious situations. Because construction sites are so dangerous, there are strict legal requirements on contractors working at construction sites. Moreover, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires the general contractor of a construction site to maintain safe working conditions.

Despite these legal requirements, however, workplace accidents often happen on construction sites. Injured construction employees are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, but they may also be entitled to additional compensation, as well.

At Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd., our skilled Chicago construction accident lawyers focus on helping injured employees obtain full and fair recovery following a workplace accident. We will help guide you through the worker’s compensation claim process, and represent you in connection with any additional claims as well.

If you have been injured in a workplace construction accident, contact our office at (800) 437-2571 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago construction accident attorneys.

Common Construction Worker Accidents

Because the construction industry is a dangerous industry, construction workers can suffer a multitude of injuries. At the Chicago construction accident law firm of Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd., our experienced workplace accident attorneys represent construction workers who have suffered a wide range of injuries, such as back injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, broken bones, and sprains.

Union Construction Workers

Many construction workers are also union employees. When an injured construction worker is also a union member, he or she may be entitled to compensation pursuant to the union contract, in addition to worker’s compensation benefits. Union contracts can be complex and confusing legal documents, so it is important to consult with a skilled union attorney like the Chicago union workplace accident attorneys at Donald W. Fohrman & Associates. Because we focus on representing employees who are injured in on-the-job accidents, including union construction workers, we are able to conduct a thorough legal analysis of any and all benefits to which you might be entitled, including union benefits.

Third-Party Claims in Construction Accidents

Worker’s compensation laws prohibit an injured construction worker from suing his or her employer, but an injured construction worker may still be able to pursue certain third-party claims, depending on the circumstances of the workplace accident. For instance, if a construction worker is injured by defective machinery, he or she may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the defective equipment. Similarly, if a construction worker is a subcontractor and is injured as a result of the negligence of the general contractor, he or she may have a legal claim against the general contractor.

Get the Legal Help You Need

At Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, our Illinois workplace accident attorneys focus on representing accident and injury victims, including injured construction workers.  We will help you pursue any and all legal claims to which you may be entitled following a workplace construction accident.

Contact our office at (800) 437-2571 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago construction accident attorneys.